MLT Sees Lynnwood Pool Closure as Opportunity


The Lynnwood swimming pool is being demolished this month and Mountlake Terrace sees it as an opportunity to bring new customers to the MLT recreation pavilion. The Lynnwood pool, now over 30 years old, is being demolished to make way for a larger brand new pool and recreation center for the city. The city of Lynnwood hopes to open the new facility in April of 2011, but until then nearly 300,000 visits per year will have to be taken elsewhere. Mountlake Terrace is taking several steps to ensure that the Mountlake Terrace pool can handle the additional customers with the hope that they could even retain some of the would be Lynnwood customers after the new pool opens.

One measure the city is doing is keeping most of the recreation pavilion fees the same as they are in 2009. This is a response to current Mountlake Terrace pool customers who are feeling the effects of the poor economy and also due to the fact that the Lynnwood pool fees are significantly lower than the MLT pool fees. This is, in large part, because Lynnwood has a much larger tax base than MLT. Keeping fees the same will make an easier transition for Lynnwood customers to start using the MLT facilities.

Another measure the city is taking is increasing the number of lessons available at the pool. Swimming lessons often fill up quickly and by increasing the amount of lessons the pool will better be able to accommodate the additional customers who currently use the Lynnwood pool.

The time that the pool opens in the morning is going to be changed from 6:30 am to 6 am. Currently the Lynnwood pool opens at 5:30 am and by opening the MLT pool earlier the early swimmers from the Lynnwood pool won’t have to change their routine.

This Friday, December 18, from 4 to 7 pm there is going to be an open house at the Mountlake Terrace pool. During the open house, visitors can try out all the recreation pavilion facilities including the open swim in the leisure pool and lazy river, the indoor playground, the shallow water and deep water fitness class and more. See the press release below for more details.

The Recreation Pavilion is holding its Holiday Open House Friday, December 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Come and check out what’s new for 2010 at this award-winning facility located at 5303 228th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace.

Participants can try out the open swim in the Leisure Pool and Lazy River from 4 to 7 p.m. (parents required in water for kids less than 4 years of age). Parents can have their children try out the Indoor Playground from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors can sample a shallow water and deep water fitness classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or drop into the Cardio Room for a quick workout.

Other opportunities include swim lesson placement evaluations for children from 4 to 7 p.m., information tables for dance, fitness and youth programs and special deals at the ‘Spresso Splash snack bar. Admission is $2 per person or $1 with a non-perishable food donation; children under 1 year of age are free.

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